(ScienceAlert) Most of us have thought about how we would survive in a zombie apocalypse, and now scientists have now added another weapon to your theoretical arsenal of zombie survival: a death scent.
Raychelle Burks, a chemist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has identified the chemicals that she says could protect you during a zombie attack, by making you smell just like them. "We want to disguise ourselves, blend in with the surroundings… We need to cover up our natural scent to fool this environment. We need to smell like zombies," Burks said in an interview with Scientific American.
Smelling like a zombie might be a great survival mechanism, but it would not be pleasant. All of the chemicals together, unsurprisingly, smell a lot like rotting flesh.
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